Common Neural Abnormalities in Psychotic Disorders

October 10, 2019

Although the clinical symptoms of psychotic disorders are dramatic and are what most clinicians focus on as their treatment targets, impairments in a wide range of cognitive function are observed in these illnesses.

Psychiatry Update: Parental History, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, and More

September 30, 2019

Parental history shapes pediatric bipolar in offspring, no evidence for deterioration in neurocognitive functioning, clinical course predictors identified-these are some of the latest findings in bipolar disorder research.

Caution: 7 Medications That May Increase Falls in Your Older Patient

September 26, 2019

Although not a DSM diagnosis, fear of falling is recognized as a common source of functional impairment and distress. The author presents 7 commonly prescribed medication categories that may increase fall risk in older adults.

Top Studies in Addiction: Research Recap

September 19, 2019

Prescription drug misuse in adolescents is source driven and asking frequency questions identifies problematic substance use are some of the more significant findings.

High Rates of Autistic Symptoms Found in Patients With Eating Disorders

September 10, 2019

What is the link between restrictive anorexia, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating disorder and ASD? This study sheds some light.

Bipolar Disorder: Psychosis, Mania, and Additional Research

September 09, 2019

Call for better first-episode mania care, brain activation patterns predict risk, what’s important about atypical antipsychotics- find concise summaries of these and other key developments here.

The Legacy of Parental Incarceration, Drug Treatment Interventions, and More

September 06, 2019

Increased addiction risk in children of incarcerated parents; reinforcement-based interventions may decrease drug abuse; and other key findings are summarized here.

Psychiatry Roundup: 7 New Developments in Depression

September 05, 2019

Neurotransmitters may enhance mood-boosting effectS of exercise, cigarette use abstinence efforts going up in smoke, and other recent findings are summarized here.

Focus on Bipolar Disorder: 6 New Studies

August 12, 2019

Treatment failure risk is high, new biomarker of conversion from major depressive disorder, depression stifles creativity, and other recent findings are summarized here.

Relevant Patient Odors for Mental Status Examinations

August 12, 2019

Utilizing our senses-sight, hearing, AND smell-during the patient interview can provide a comprehensive exam and assist in assessment and treatment.